Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Much of the town of Lexington lost power early Tuesday morning. The lights went out sometime around 4:20 a.m. Lexington PD officers quickly began reporting that areas along North Lake Drive, Augusta Road out toward I-20, and many neighborhoods were dark. They also reported that the town hall and police department’s electricity was out as well as many traffic signals. One officer even reported that he had seen sparks in the sky at the time that the area went dark.
Lexington County’s Central Dispatch had some trouble getting through to Dominion by telephone. When they did shortly before 5:00 a.m., they were advised that Dominion was receiving a high volume of calls because of the problem. The utility company relayed to the county that they estimated that it would be after 6:30 a.m. before the entire area could be restored. This could wreak havoc with the start of Tuesday’s commute.
A look at Dominion’s outage map shows another large area out on and around the Nazareth Road corridor. This problem appears to be on both the north and south sides of that road. In total, Dominion was reporting 2,356 customers in Lexington County were without electricity at 5:15 a.m.
Mid-Carolina’s outage map showed they had 41 customers down between Boiling Springs, Pelion, and Fairview at 5:00 a.m. They also showed several crews working in that area to restore the power.
Dominion Outage Map: CLICK HERE
Mid Carolina Outage Map: CLICK HERE